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2020 Compare Cities Economy:
Brea, CA vs Costa Mesa, CA

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Highlights
- Household income in Costa Mesa, is 17% less than it is in Brea and is 23% above the National Average.
- Brea unemployment rate is 3.00%.
- Costa Mesa unemployment rate is 2.80%.


Economy
 Brea, CACosta Mesa, CAUnited States
 3.0%2.8%3.7%
 0.6%0.6%1.6%
 35.2%32.4%33.5%
 7.8%7.8%6.2%
 8.0%8.0%4.6%
     $41,087$36,567$31,177
 $90,214$75,109$57,652
 $109,227$80,110$70,850
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 Est. Households By Income
 Brea, CACosta Mesa, CAUnited States
 5.2%7.8%11.5%
 3.0%3.3%4.8%
 6.0%7.1%9.7%
 5.2%7.6%9.3%
 6.3%7.5%8.5%
 5.3%7.2%7.7%
 9.4%9.4%9.9%
 14.3%12.9%12.3%
 22.7%19.1%14.1%
 10.3%8.4%5.8%
 12.2%9.7%6.3%
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 Population By Occupation
 Brea, CACosta Mesa, CAUnited States
 20.9%19.1%15.1%
 7.7%5.7%5.6%
 1.8%1.4%1.7%
 1.4%1.5%1.1%
 10.0%4.9%6.0%
 3.5%3.7%2.0%
 6.5%4.3%5.9%
 1.5%1.5%2.4%
 2.1%1.7%2.2%
 3.4%8.3%5.8%
 1.3%6.6%3.9%
 2.7%4.2%3.7%
 26.3%23.4%23.5%
 0.0%0.5%0.7%
 5.4%5.4%8.2%
 5.5%8.0%12.2%

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Reviews for Brea    10 Reviews
Cost of living and traffic in Orange County Ca - 6/7/2015
I have lived in Orange County and Los Angeles County for over 20 years. The cost of living has prompted 3 friends to move to the Central Valley, Oregon and Washington... Read More

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Brea, CA a Great City - 1/14/2013
I loved living here in Brea, CA for over 17 years. It is a great community. For being a small north Orange County city it has a lot to offer. Schools are really... Read More

Great North Orange County City - 3/14/2012
Great city in N. Orange County. Affordable with lots of... Read More

Reviews for Costa Mesa    8 Reviews
CROWDED - 3/5/2010
Costa mesa has awesome shopping but is way too crowded and I have had 3 cars stolen in the past 5 years along with countless break-ins and theft. Expensive. Close to... Read More

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Perfect Climate - 11/4/2009
Costa Mesa has a near perfect climate . . . plenty of sun but rarely over 100 degrees (our house doesn't even have AC). Nestled between Newport Beach and Huntington... Read More

Cost of Living in Costa Mesa - 10/29/2009
We have a good amount of low-income, medium-income, and relatively high-income... Read More

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ZIPS IN BREA, CALIFORNIA
92821 92823
ZIPS IN COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA
92627 92626

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